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Format: 02-10-2016
Format: 02-10-2016
On the verge of the most expensive election in U.S. history—and six years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s disastrous Citizens United decision—Americans are demanding a government that is...
February 8, 2016 | Report |
Public financing of elections, as a state and local democracy reform, can help enhance the political voice and power of working-class people and people of color. It is an effective antidote to the...
February 5, 2016 | Policy Brief |
Demos
Thank you, Members of the Workforce Development Joint Budget Hearing, for the opportunity to submit testimony in support of a strong paid family leave program in New York State.  My name is Amy...
February 3, 2016 | Testimony |
Key Facts Nearly 9 out of 10 working people—6.4 million individuals—do not have access to paid family leave through their employers in New York State.  While tech companies such as Facebook...
February 2, 2016 | Policy Brief |
Foreword What if America truly had the world’s greatest democracy? Demos means “the people” of a nation, and it is the root word of democracy. Yet the diverse members of our extraordinary American...
January 20, 2016 | Report |
The Financial Infrastructure Exchange (FIX) is a federal tax-and-subsidy program to promote long-term investment in a financial system that otherwise prioritizes short-term gains. Funded by a...
January 5, 2016 | Explainer |
“For let it be agreed that a government is republican in proportion as every member composing it has an equal voice in the direction of its concerns…”  Thomas Jefferson Letter to Samuel...
December 15, 2015 | Report |
Buckley v. Valeo is a January 30, 1976 Supreme Court case that struck down key pieces of Congress’ post-Watergate money in politics reforms, and set the structure of modern campaign finance law.1...
December 15, 2015 | Explainer |
Plaintiffs, by and through their undersigned counsel, for their complaint against Defendants, allege as follows: 1.            This action...
December 15, 2015 | Litigation |
Demos
Action NC
Democracy North Carolina
North Carolina A. Philip Randolph Institute
Sherry Denise Holverson
Isabel Najera
In the past two decades, we have gone from a system of financing higher education primarily through public investment, grant aid, and modest family savings, to one in which the majority of graduates...
November 24, 2015 | Report |